Kobido training course

Learn the basics of the Kobido facial massage with our therapists Anna Makarkina Bochatay and Valérie Jacquet! 

The cours allying theory and practice is taking place in TMed since June 2022.


Ko bi do facial massage is a Japanese massage known for its natural lifting effects. Ko Bi Do technique has been developped in 1472 and it is passed on from Master to pupil since 26 generations. The last known Master at this time is Doctor Shogo Mochizuki. According to him, Kobido means "Ancestral Way of Beauty". In our course we teach the authentic technique of Dr Shogo Mochizuki .  


Kobido training objectives 

  • learn the integrity of the techniques necessary to perform a Kobido massage
  • learn the basics of the face anatomy and lymphatic system
  • learn the indications and contraindications to this type of treatment
  • discover the best oils and floral waters to use for the massage
  • learn how to make a successful seance and what skin health advice give to the client



Contents of training


General presentation of the course, teacher and teaching method


I. Introduction to the History of Kobido 

II. The aesthetic and wellbeing virtues of Kobido massage 

III. List of material that you'll nead for the massage

IV. Massage techniques 


1. Prior to the massage: hygiene rules, importance of therapist's posture, questions to ask the client before the seance begins 

2. Massage techniques 

3. After the massage: importance of rest and hydratation, advice to give to the clients on their skin care routine


V. indications and contraindications to the Kobido massage

VI. Which oils to use ? Which floral waters?

VII. Bonus: Relational dimension: how to understand the needs and the expectations of your client and how to make a seance successful 

VIII. Recommended reading 



Price and format


The price for the particiaption in training is

CHF   900.-  for 16h training cours on 2 days

CHF 1'200.-  for 20h training cours on 2 1/2 days and examination

You'll also receive a free printed illustrated handout and acces to the online training platforme for vidéo content.


The training days for the Kobido Basics - 2 days (16h) are:


AUGUST 2024 - by Valéry Jacquet (French and English speaking)

August 3-4th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (1h break)




to be fixed promptly


The training days for the Kobido Basics - 2 1/2 days (20h) are:



JUNE 2024

by Anna Makarkina (French & Russian speaking)

June 1st-2nd from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (1h break)

June 3rd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


by Valérie Jacquet (French and English speaking)

June 22nd-23rd from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (1h break)

June 24th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 



AUGUST-SEPTEMBER 2024 - by Valérie Jacquet (French and English speaking)

August 31-September 1st from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (1h break)

September 2nd from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


September 22nd-23rd from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (1h break)

September 24th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 



OCTOBER 2024 - by Anna Makarkina  (French & Russian speaking)

October 19th-20th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (1h break)

October 21st from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 



NOVEMBER 2024 - by Anna Makarkina  (French & Russian speaking)

November 23rd-24th from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (1h break)

November 25th  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 


The examination sessions 2024:

September 28th 2024 (Saturday)- with Anna Makarkina


The individual training session is also possible, please contact our team for more details.


The course will take place at TMed Center (rue Dr Alfred Vincent 5, 1201 Geneva).




If you have questions or wish to participate, please contact us at:

 Email at:  training@tmed.ch 


Phone at:  +41 22 900 27 27. 

Thank you!

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5 Dr Alfred Vincent str. 1st floor, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland

+41 22 900 27 27

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